As you all know, Commissioner Stahl is the man who works with the committee that keeps track of the financial condition of the city. In the past, all of his reports tell of the sad state of these conditions. The rest of the commission hear these reports but, just recently, guess what? We have enough money that we can give $40,000 a year for ten years to the YMCA. They already have a good building, a good location and plenty of parking. They want to buy a perfectly good building, the old Memorial Hospital, destroy it and build a new facility. That is all well and good for the Y, but tell me where the $40,000 a year is going to come from?
The city has the permit from the state to put in the new transit marina at the Paper District. What will that cost us? Also the Keller Building. What will be the cost to make it salable? And how much have we spent on employees who are or have been on paid administrative leave? Give us a figure on that problem. And staring at us down the road is the Venice Road overpass. Does anyone have an idea what that is going to cost?
And we can't forget the housing department fiasco. Will we have to give back to the state the money they gave us for that department?
If this is such a wonderful win-win plan, let them do it without my tax money. They should go to their members and get the money from them.